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Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care
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4 February 2010
9.54pm
Elsewhere Man
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OK, so it's not a Beatles song, nor is it a proper Beatles solo effort, but oh what a song this is from George!

I was just in the car flipping about the radio dial trying to find something decent and was pleasantly surprised when I heard the opening chords to this one and then the familiar voice of the late, great George Harrison. Between Cloud 9, the first Wilburys album, the "Cheer Down" single, his Live In Japan set with Clapton, and culminating with his work on Anthology, I have to say that the the late '80s & early '90s were George's best period next to 1969-70. And "Handle With Care" is one of the best songs of the '80s, and certainly the best folk rock song of the decade...

Kudos on the site, too. Glad to be a member...

5 February 2010
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mjb
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Oh how I just love that song. It is simply superb........ A shame the Wilbury's never ever lived up to it as this was their peak.......right at the start as far as I'm concerned.

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

7 February 2010
6.31pm
Elsewhere Man
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Yeah, their 2nd album was a bit of a disappointment. Volume I is a classic, though. I love every song on it...

7 February 2010
7.37pm
Alex
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Great song, although I don't like Orbison's voice.Confused

8 February 2010
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Roy Orbison has a classic voice!  The other Wilburys always said he was the greatest singer of all time, although I think Paul McCartney is.

I love the Wilburys, especially Handle With Care and End of the Line. 5 great singer-songwriter-guitarists playing together (plus a drummer!) - you can't go wrong! Cool

9 February 2010
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mjb
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I'm not too sure if Dylan could be classed as a GREAT SINGER could he Laugh

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

27 February 2010
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mjb said:

I'm not too sure if Dylan could be classed as a GREAT SINGER could he


 

No, but he was a great singer-songwriter. Great at songwriting and singing the songs he wrote in the way he wanted to.

27 February 2010
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McLerristarr said:

mjb said:

I'm not too sure if Dylan could be classed as a GREAT SINGER could he


 
No, but he was a great singer-songwriter. Great at songwriting and singing the songs he wrote in the way he wanted to.

 Oh it works with a lot of his songs for sure……..

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

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Dark_Horse
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mjb said
I'm not too sure if Dylan could be classed as a GREAT SINGER could he Laugh

 

Lol, listen to  the 'Nashville Skyline" album, Blonde on Blonde is great too.. He truly can sing, never knew why he didnt turn it on more...

Back to the wilburys tho, "Heading for the light" would be my all time fave... What a driving tune.. Great feel good, pump-up song :)

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
- George Harrison

10 January 2013
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GeorgeTSimpson
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I love this song and I like wilburys as a whole

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby

11 January 2013
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BluemeanAl
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I've seen Tom Petty do "Handle" in concert two or three times.  It's always for George and Roy, always gets a great response from the crowd, and the Heartbreakers always nail it.  Fabulous song...

For a one-off (well, it turned into a two-off) fun project, some pretty great music on that first album.  Despite the fact that I'm not a fan of the "Jeff Lynne" sound...

 

It's gotta be rock and roll music if you wanna dance with me

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